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Swalwell announces candidacy for U.S. President

Original post made on Apr 9, 2019

Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell officially has his eye on the biggest seat in Washington, D.C., confirming Monday that he will be running for the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. President in 2020.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 8, 2019, 5:11 PM

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Posted by Greg T
a resident of Diablo
on Apr 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

That explaines it...that all of Swalwell's anti-Trump rhetoric of the past 6 months was leading up to something. I suspected such. What Eric is forgetting though, is that a lot of us that may have voted for him also voted for Pres.Trump. He surely won't get our votes now.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:04 am

Rick is a registered user.

How does a candidate differentiate him/herself in a field of at least 18 others? Perhaps by achievement, preferably notable achievement(s). Mr. Swalwell would do well to not consider being vainglorious as an achievement.

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Posted by Dalen
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:06 am


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Posted by Westerner
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 9, 2019 at 9:15 am

Swalwell is obsessed with Trump Russia collusion during the 2016 Presidential campaign and will not accept the Mueller Report which says that there was no collusion. Perhaps Swalwell should worry about his own illegal campaign activities. He colluded with Bill Watkins to accept and keep illegally laundered campaign contributions through Watkins' family members. Then as a payback for the illegal contributions, Swalwell gave a government job to one of Watkins' daughters. This amounted to bribery on Swalwell's part. Here is a link to the East Bay Express news story which documents all of this.Web Link

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Posted by Nando
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 9, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Swallwell, the most monotone boring person who just wants more public notice for never really saying anything of great public value.

At his young age with very little time growing politically, wants to be the president.

Who would want such with little to no maturity politically, to vote for anything

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 9, 2019 at 7:22 pm

The only thing noteworthy about Swalwell is his over inflated ego. How do you spell looser?-------E.S.

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Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 9, 2019 at 8:05 pm


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Posted by What?
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

Mr. Swalwell is certainly NOT very much liked around here... How in the hell did he ever get elected in the first place?

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Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 11, 2019 at 5:12 am

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which involved 40 agents, 2,800 subpoenas, some 500 search warrants, and 500 witness interviews, concluded it could not “establish that the members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers. (Washington Examiner.)


Swalwell, the former prosecutor, a former officer of the court, a law school graduate, claimed in 2017 that he had personally seen "things on the classified side that” are “even stronger evidence” the Trump's team colluded with Russia. The congressman alleged later in November 2018 that “we are seeing the evidence that there was a conspiracy to cover up” Russian collusion. In January, he maintained, without evidence, that “it’s pretty clear” and that it’s “almost hiding in plain sight” that the president is a foreign agent working on the behalf of Russia. (Washington Examiner)

Where is all this evidence Swalwell speaks of? What is he waiting for?

There is an irony to Swalwell’s assertions. Every law enforcement officer is familiar with the Brady vs Maryland case. In short, Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case that established that the prosecution must turn over all evidence that might exonerate the defendant (exculpatory evidence) to the defense. The prosecution failed to do so for Brady and he was convicted.

The fallout from Brady is basically a deathknell to a law enforcement officer’s career. Any law enforcement officer accused of withholding evidence or lying is placed on a “Brady List.” Swalwell, being a former law enforcement officer himself, knows all too well that withholding evidence is a legal no, no - hence the irony in his claims about Russian collusion.

So... Why hold back Mr. Swalwell if the president is, as you say, a Russian agent (former KGB, or current FSB perhaps?), then why not bring forth the fruit of from the poisonous tree?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:03 am

Eric Swalwell is the ultimate phony. The only reason he has declared his candidacy for President is to raise his public profile. Ultimately, his goal is to be appointed to Diane Feinstein's seat when she is declared too demented to continue to serve (I can't understand how this hasn't happened already). He could care less about the District he represents and if you follow him on any social media you would see that he lives in Iowa with his wife and two kids. He has proposed zero meaningful legislation and has continued to advocate for wasting taxpayer money on an investigation that has found nothing in over two years. What a loser!

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Posted by E. Cho
a resident of Blackhawk
on Apr 11, 2019 at 11:06 am

Web Link

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on May 3, 2019 at 12:28 pm

E. Cho - E. Cho - E. Cho - E. Cho - E. Cho ------

Had to have been listening!

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